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The End of MoreBecause the economy of the developed world has locked itself into the delusion of infinite growth, we have no option but to demand more. Though the lives of seven billion of us literally depend on more always being available, we are collectively incapable of recognizing that our profligate lifestyle has reached its limits. Yet two billion more people are going to turn up over the next forty years, they too will insist on being fed.
But we remain in denial. It is in our short term interests to accept cornucopian economics and political wishful thinking so that we can have a little while longer to reject the reality of overpopulation, resource depletion and climate change.
We must face the fact that we have reached the End of More.
Doomsday ClockWatch the rate at which we are consuming resources, decide how long this can go on posted courtesy of www.collapseofindustrialcivilization.com
Monthly Archives: July 2012
By Nicholas Rose, Griffith University and Michael Croft, James Cook University The Federal Government released on Tuesday the green paper for Australia’s first-ever National Food Plan. According to Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig, this plan “will ensure Australia has a sustainable, … Continue reading
22 July 2012 Norman Pagett writes: We Brits were once the greatest nation on Earth, Germany tried it for a while, France, Spain, Rome, Greece , Egypt, there’s been a slow procession of Greatest Nations down the ages, each has … Continue reading
Norman Pagett 5 July 2012 Do not condemn the good burghers of Stockton, to quote Paul Krugman, a Nobel prizewinner for economics: ‘”my spending pays my neighbours wages, and his spending pays my wages”. A statement of mind-bending flat-earth nonsense. … Continue reading